About Daile

Daile Kaplan

After I began collecting 3-dimensional decorative and functional objects enhanced with photographic images, I coined the term “pop photographica” to describe this new genre, which is a kissing-cousin of vernacular photography.

For fifteen years, I have been photographs expert on P.B.S.'s nationally-acclaimed, Emmy-nominated tv program Antiques RoadshowMy focus is the special experiences associated with fine art, documentary, vernacular, or family photographs. I have also been a commentator about photography for The History ChannelThe Discovery ChannelHG-TVPlum-TV, and City-TV (Toronto).  And, I have an amazing day job as vice president and director of photographs and photobooks at Swann Galleries, New York's oldest specialty auction house, where I am also an auctioneer.  

My passion for all things photographic has resulted in interviews, profiles, or quotes in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York ObserverThe New York Times, The Financial TimesForbesNewsweekDeparturesNew York Magazine, Antiques Roadshow insider, Gothamist, The Los Angeles TimesArt & Auction, Art & Antiques and Cigar Aficionado